Annual wildfire training scheduled south of Kamloops

KAMLOOPS – The BC Wildfire Service will be conducting an annual training exercise this Wednesday, May 10, 2023, approximately 15 kilometres south of Kamloops. As part of this field-focused training, personnel will conduct burning of 15 piles of wood debris in the vicinity of Stake Lake.

The goal of this event is to create a controlled environment to acquire hands on training. All use of fire will be supervised by fully trained and certified wildfire personnel.

Smoke may be visible to travelers along Highway 5 (the Coquihalla), and those recreating near Stake Lake. We ask that the public maintain a safe distance while the exercise takes place.

To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.

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Kamloops Fire Centre
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